As the name suggests, the Australian Terrier was bred specifically to suit the harsh Australian conditions. They are very friendly and intelligent and love playing outdoors. These are a great choice for a family pet as they are easy to train with basic commands and are happiest when around people and playing.
If you are going to spend a lot of time outdoors with your dog, this is a great choice as it does not require as much grooming as some of the other smaller breeds. I personally know lots of families with this dog breed and am yet to meet one that I don’t like.
The average lifespan is around 13 years, but can be as high as 16 or 17 years in rare cases